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Baby born during flight gets 1 million air miles

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A baby who just couldn't wait to see the world was born four hours into a flight from Dubai to Manila, according to CNN. 


The CEO of Philippines carrier Cebu Pacific, Lance Gokongwei, gifted the little girl one million points on the airline's GetGo rewards program.

The little girl's mother went into labor more than five weeks early while on a Cebu Pacific aircraft on Aug. 14. 

Two passengers happened to be nurses and helped the cabin crew deliver the baby. The flight was diverted to Hyderabad, India, for the mother to receive further medical attention. 

The budget airline told CNN the little girl, named Haven, is the first child born on one of its flights. 

"We are happy that both mother and daughter are doing well, and would like to commend our flight and cabin crew for handling the situation with utmost professionalism and efficiency," Gokongwei told CNN. "We also express our sincerest gratitude to the two volunteer nurses who helped ensure the baby's safe delivery."

A passenger on the plane posted to Facebook, saying Haven's mom returned to her seat shortly after giving birth. 


"We only heard one semi-loud screech, and a few seconds later, there were tinier, cute screeches, and it was when we knew the baby was born. Luckily, she only had to push ONCE," Missy Berberabe Umandal wrote.


According to CNN, Haven's celebratory birthday points don't expire and can be shared with her family. 

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